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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 3/29/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
First of all, I just want to send out a thank you to all of you! I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in August of last year, after years of suffering with no answers. I have been reading this site every since then and have been amazed at how much you have all helped me get through. I don't know why it took me this long to create an account and actually start participating, but I finally have. Everytime I have a new symptom/decision to make I always come here first and am always pleasantly surprised to find some else who has gone through the exact same thing. So, thank you again to all of have been helping me get through so much without even knowing it!
I also had a quick question. I am about to get my third Remicade infusion next week and I am wondering how you guys feel right before your next infusion. I have noticed that I start to feel pretty bad and a lot of my symptoms start to come back about a week or so before my next scheduled infusion. Does this happen to anyone else?

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6130
   Posted 3/30/2009 1:49 AM (GMT -7)   
hey NW. glad you joined. as you know its a pretty nice place. its been so long since i did my remicade i really cant remember how i felt, but some here i think have said that. btw, areyou in the North West US?

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 832
   Posted 3/30/2009 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I am getting my fourth infusion in April i still don't know if it is the between remicade or getting off the pred that is bugging my stomach.

I still don't really know if remicade is working for me. It has not done any miracles for me.
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 3/30/2009 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 3/30/2009 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and Welcome,
I was having infusions every 8 weeks. and had the same problem. We moved the infusions up to every 6 weeks. That has helped some. But I still get a few symptoms before the next infusion time.It usually isnt too bad, tho. I love Remicade. It has helped me so much.Have a super day.
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001..Diabetes,,Sleep Apnea,,Silent Heart Attack,,Blocked Kidney Artery after the Bypass..Bulging Disks, Pinched Nerve..MEDS--,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Bentyl,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Tramadol, .and many more. 26 meds..

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 3/30/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome. This is the best site. The ppl here are very friendly.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,,Celebrex and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

New Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 3/30/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for the replies.

Pommom, your experience sounds similiar to mine so far. They just moved my next infusion up a week in hopes of solving the problem. I also have loved Remicade thus's to hoping it continues to work!

Randynoguts, I am currently living in Texas because my boyfriend is in the military. However, I am from Washington state and miss it every day!! Can't wait to get back there some time soon : ) Are you also from the North West?

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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6130
   Posted 3/30/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
NW, yeah im in puyallup wa. you wouldnt like it this year. nothing but rain and snow. its been so gray all winter its depressing.

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